I'd figured that yesterday would be annoying and irritating because a bunch of Republican Congressfolk staged a big drama about the Electoral Vote certification. But like most people I'm at a bit of a loss to imagine the machinations of the insane, so I was of course surprised that the day was much worse than that, even though, in retrospect, it shouldn't have been that surprising. At least Congress -- clearly embarrassed and perhaps even terrified by the rage many of them have spent their entire careers stoking -- didn't have the heart to drag the certification out longer than a calendar day. But we have important business to conduct. First, call your Reps and demand they impeach our soon-to-be-ex-President, then call your Senators and demand that they convict and remove him from office. Incitement to riot is a crime, after all, and I would think our Founders would agree that when you've incited a riot in an effort to overturn an election you lost, you've certainly committed a "high crime" as described by our Constitution. Second, Sum of Us helps you tell big corporations including Microsoft, Capitol One, and AT&T to stop bankrolling the Republican politicians who have stoked the rage that boiled over yesterday. If these clowns didn't get their money from big corporations, they'd have a lot more trouble winning elections, after all. And, really, what's the upside for corporations? Is that big corporate tax cut they got out of this President worth what happened yesterday?
I wish I'd done more to make our country the kind of country where this couldn't happen, but first and foremost I blame the people who burst into the Capitol building. They will very likely learn, one day, that they have wasted their precious lives, and I expect they won't learn it in time to do anything about it. I sincerely hope this thought gives me less pleasure as time goes on.